MINUTES April 4, 2016

Directors present: Chanda Donnan, Pat Brown, Linda Kraai, Marsha Putnam, Rosemary Johnson Val Lau, Barb Drake and Mike Wood.

Directors absent: Kathy Glew and Mary Mallory.

Members Present: Rachael Moreno

President Marsha Putnam called the meeting to order at 7:05 PM.

Marsha explained that the agenda for the Board Meeting was to revisit the Association’s Strategic Plan. The agenda was accepted as presented.

Mike Wood presented the minutes of the March meeting. Upon a motion by Val Lau as supported by Pat Brown, the revised minutes were unanimously approved.

Marsha updated the Board with developments from the ETS meeting and clarifications from Ron Olson regarding Equestrian Friends Group insurance protections.

Ron clarified that equestrian trail maintenance volunteers are extended liability protection. Equestrian events operated under a permit are extended protection. Fundraising events would be addressed on a case by case basis. Any paid contractors must supply proof of liability insurance coverage.

The ETS Meeting topics included; trail density, Ionia corrals, Northridge trail extension, PMP grant applications, WIP requests and designation of campground as equestrian only versus mixed use.

Marsha introduced Rachael Moreno, a planning professional who facilitated the original SHTRA strategic plan. Rachael offered to facilitate an update of the plan in preparation for providing input on the Sleepy Hollow State Park Management Plan update that is now in process. Marsha shared that two meeting were scheduled for public input. A stakeholder session on April 14th and a public session on April 20th.

Rachael passed out a planning session outline that included; Guiding Principles, SWOT Analysis, short and long term goals, goal measurement criteria and an action plan template.

The Board followed the outline reviewing the original plan, goals accomplished and future goals.

The next board meeting was set for May 10, 2016, 6:30 at the Modern Cabin.

Upon a motion by Rosemary Johnson, as supported by Pat Brown, the meeting was adjourned at 8:35 PM.

Respectfully Submitted,
Michael A. Wood, Secretary